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Starting in 1968, the Literature program published the renowned semi-annual literary magazine, Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, the leading English language forum for literature from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada. Americas Society supported the first English translation of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, opening a path for critically acclaimed writers from Latin America, such as Manuel Puig, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and Mario Vargas Llosa, to reach U.S. audiences with their groundbreaking work. 

Starting in 1968, the Literature program published the renowned semi-annual literary magazine, Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, the leading English language forum for literature from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada. Americas Society supported the first English translation of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, opening a path for critically acclaimed writers from Latin America, such as Manuel Puig, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and Mario Vargas Llosa, to reach U.S. audiences with their groundbreaking work. 

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Review 88Current Issue: Review 91 (Fall 2015; A Year in Review) features historical texts on iconic writers whose oeuvres Review has followed through the years; showcases contemporary writers representing younger generations and various aesthetics, and pieces on the visual and performing arts in the Americas; and presents a substantial selection of reviews of creative titles in translation as well as of scholarly publications, another mainstay of Review since its founding in 1968. This issue also features contents drawn from Americas Society Literature programming. The diverse contents of Review 91 include a text by Alfred Mac Adam celebrating the centenary of the great Boom writer Julio Cortázar; a memorial piece by poet Pura López Colomé about her association with late translator Alastair Reid; texts on Mexican author Sergio Pitol by Juan Villoro and Rafael Lemus, respectively; an excerpt from Argentine author Silvina Ocampo’s posthumous novel La promesa; poetry by Aimé Césaire; and fiction and poetry by contemporary writers Eduardo Chirinos, Luisa Futoransky, Lorna Goodison, and Julio Olaciregui; as well as reprints of classic material by iconoclastic poet Nicolás Guillén and others. The issue also includes public conversations with novelist Esmeralda Santiago and with authors Carmen Boullosa, Rolando Hinojosa, and Nicolás Kanellos that took place at the Society last fall. We’re pleased to present the dynamic images of Cuban-American artist Lydia Rubio, introduced by critic Enrico Santí. Finally, Review 91 compiles reviews of new publications in English and English translation. 

About Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas

Review first brought the work of Latin American writers Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa to critical attention in the United States. Special issues have explored the oeuvres of literary icons Jorge Luis Borges, Machado de Assis, Pablo Neruda, and Octavio Paz; writing and arts from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and the Pan Caribbean; as well as themes including women's writing, borders, urban voices, performing arts, eco-literature and arts, beyond violence/toward justice in Latin American writing and arts, and Latin American literature and arts in the digital age.

The magazine has featured the work of major translators such as Edith Grossman, Helen Lane, Suzanne Jill Levine, Alfred MacAdam (the journal's editor for many years), Alastair Reid, and Margaret Sayers Peden. Current advisory board members for the magazine include Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa; Gregory Rabassa, translator of García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude; Cuban American writer Gustavo Pérez Firmat; and Brazilian novelist Nélida Piñon.

Review received the 1993 Phoenix Award for Outstanding Editorial Achievement from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, an American Magazine Award and numerous first-prize design awards from the Association of American Museums, most recently in 2003, for issues 65 and 66.

Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas is a forum for contemporary Latin American, Caribbean, and Canadian literature and arts. 

Review 82: Cuba Inside and Out

Friday, May 13, 2011

Review 82 “Cuba Inside and Out,” guest-edited by José Manuel Prietoand Anke Birkenmaier, compiles a creative section of texts by Cuban writers representing various generations, aesthetics, countries of residence, and positions vis-à-vis mainstream culture; and an academic section of articles by leading Cuban and U.S. scholars on a breadth of topics including a study of iconic Cuban writers and new media in Cuban literature today. ... Read More

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